Thursday, December 26, 2013

Do You Like Waffles?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Fashawn - The Beginning

Monday, November 4, 2013

Meat Puppets at Cellar Door

This Sunday, Nov. 10
The World Takes (feat. Bonebrake of X)
Strange Vine (of Fresno)
7pm at Cellar Door $10/$12

Midtown Sports

I've been told by unreliable sources that above what is now Midtown Sports was a car showroom. The big door you see above the sign was the entrance to get the cars in.
If you have a better story or you can confirm mine, please leave a comment.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Visalia Opera Company presents Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

For its second full production, Visalia Opera Company presents Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro November 8-10th at the Main Street Theatre in downtown Visalia!

Many opera-lovers would name Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) as their favorite opera. It appeals to the most intellectual listener, but also to music-lovers seeking great melodies and ensembles and to those seeking only entertainment. One of three operas by Mozart, it represents one of the pinnacles not just of operatic but of human achievement.

Figaro, a servant to Count Almaviva, is ready to settle down and marry his beloved Susanna. All varieties of problems—a Count with a roving eye, an unpaid debt, an amorous young pageboy, and missing parents—make this one of the craziest days seen on the operatic stage!

Performances are Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at 7pm, with a matinee Sunday, November 10 at 2:30pm.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cellar Door presents Leaving Austin

Saturday, October 26th LEAVING AUSTIN (Album Release Party!)
8:00-10:00pm  Cellar Door $5 (21+) 8pm

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Taste the Arts

Saturday October 19, 2013. 11:00am-6:00pm
Garden Street between Main and Oak in Downtown Visalia.

The Taste the Arts signature event: the Festival Street Fair offers a full-day of free activities for the community. Check out more than 60 regional visual artists and their paintings, sculptures, steel work, photographs, gourds, jewelry, and more. Enjoy entertainment on two packed stages featuring musical acts, dance troupes, and cultural performers. Participate in aerosol art and printmaking workshops... showcase your creativity in the Farmers Market "Fun with Food Sculpture Contest". Take advantage of numerous youth activities and much, much more! ALL FOR FREE!

Menudo Cook-Off

Hosted by the Tulare County League of Mexican American Women.

Taste the best Menudo in Tulare County and vote for your favorite restaurant. Price is only $5 to taste, and it gets you an opportunity to be entertained with ballet folklorico dancers and mariachi music while you enjoy a bowl of Menudo... perfect for a Sunday morning in the mid October!

For more information, visit if you would like to attend and purchase tickets (limited tickets available), or if you are a restaurant that would like to participate for an opportunity to be crowned best menudo in Tulare County. 

Confirmed Restaurants Participating in the first Menudo Cook-Off

El Palmar of Lindsay
La Palapa of Visalia
Los Arbolitos of Farmersville
Mikey V’s Cafe of Tulare
Tacos Ensenada of Visalia
Taqueria Ana Maria’s of Farmersville
Taqueria El Mejor of Visalia
Taqueria Super Taco of Woodlake and Visalia

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Crazy White Boy

I guess I haven't been out and about in a while. I was recently at Walgreen's on Court when I happened upon this tag. I've seen tags around town and they are mostly scribbles but this guy, CWB, took his time. I liked it for it's artistic value. He still wrote on someone's property but he did it well.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I'm shaking off _________ w/ The Gospel Whiskey Runners

The Gospel Whiskey Runners' new single "Shake It Off" releases September 16th. Snap a photo of yourself telling them: "I'm shaking off __________" and email it to They'll then compile these videos from across the world and post when the single drops on 9/16.
Tell 'em about that one thing that's been bugging you about how to spend your time, thoughts, money, energy, etc and send us that. Chances are folks everywhere want to shake that off too.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Beer Camp Across Visalia

Cash Mob in Visalia

Buy lunch or Dinner at Best Filipino Food located at 623 West Murray Ave, Visalia, California on Friday, July, 26 2013. The rules for the cash mob:

1. Invite Friends
2. Show up for LUNCH or DINNER
3. Spend $$
4. Tweet | Instagram | Facebook | " Like" restaurant page
5. Talk to people
6. Wait for the next Cash Mob. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sunday Night Bike Ride

Planned route can be seen here on Google Maps:
Sunday 6/19/13 8pm Sharp Meet at Mayor's Park (west of Redwood High School on Main St.)

Read up on some safety procedures/rules for this Sunday's ride:

1. Stay on the right lane, never ride on the sidewalk or against oncoming traffic. We will make use of the bike lanes whenever possible.
2. Stop at red lights and stop signs.
3. Ride straight and predictably.
4. Ride sober.
5. Leave no one behind - it would be nice if no one with a flat or injury was left behind during the ride.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Airborne Toxic Event with the Tulare County Symphony on June 1st!

Phone 559-625-1369, 1-877-4-FLY-TIX (Saturday, 7am-6pm)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sign of the Times

Driving through a neighborhood West of Chinowth and North of 198, I came across this house with my wife. As soon as I saw it, I let out an expletive. It is as amazing as you may think it is. Tons of signs and they are not junky looking. Someone cares about these signs and makes sure each one is in tip top shape.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Loud Mouth Poetry Jam

The competition’s structure is as innovative as it is creative. Five judges are randomly chosen from members of the audience and score on a one-to-ten, bias-free system. The participants are judged upon their visual and oral delivery as well as the poem’s content. Poets then have 3 minutes to make themselves heard, with one point deducted for each ten seconds that the poem exceeds that limit. The next poetry slam will be at Howie and Sons Pizza on March 22, with the doors opening at 6 p.m., open mic at 6:30 p.m., and the main event beginning at 7 p.m., and subsequent slams will be held there on the fourth Friday of each month. It is $5 to either watch or compete, or $3 with a student ID.

Visalia Boys & Girls Club "Harlem Shake"

ViSalus Vi Style Harlem Shake BMW of Visalia

Trees of Visalia

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

John Neptune and the Siren's Vengeance Teaser Trailer

Based on characters created by Ian Pugh, this film harkens back to sci-fi films of the 1950's. Original music created by Tricia Minty.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Altar

What is going on in Visalia? I was going to Grocery Outlet for some soda and what nots, when I happened to pass this altar. The candles were lit and everything. I haven't a clue if the rest of the things were apart of it or added later but it does seem odd either way.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

All Sons & Daughters performing at Radiant Church

Friday, June 28, 2013


Radiant Church
316 NW 3rd Avenue, Visalia, California 93291

$10 at the door!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

6 Bands $6 at 210 Cafe

Visalia Sofa Art XVIII

The Sofa Art Time Machine
A Trip Through Art History

February 6 – March 1, 2013
Reception: Friday, February 8th, 6 – 8pm

ART for HEART Auction: Friday, February 15th

Artwork Entries Due: Saturday, February 2nd
Sofa Art returns in all its glory for the eighteenth consecutive year with yet another fun theme: The Sofa Art Time Machine: A Trip Through Art History. With this year's theme, we ask participating artists to leaf back through the pages of their favorite art history books, or perhaps the Google Art Project, for a little inspiration. Of course, this is a Sofa Art show, and it goes without saying that this is art "about the sofa," not to "complement the sofa" and all artworks must include the obligatory couch, davenport, recliner, day bed, divan, etc. Just use your imagination and have a little fun. As always, the Sofa Art exhibition is open to all artists, and non-artists alike, with no entry fee for artwork submissions. Simply deliver your artwork to Arts Visalia by the Entry Deadline described below.
The exhibition will run from February 6th through March 1st. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 8th from 6 to 8 pm. Attendance is free and open to the public.
For the second straight year, Arts Visalia will partner will Pro-Youth/HEART as a part of the Sofa Art experience, with a special artwork auction event to be held on the evening of Friday, February 15th. Called Art for HEART, this second reception will auction off a selection of Sofa Artworks made specially for the exhibition by supporters of Pro-Youth's exceptional after-school programs throughout Tulare County.
The first Sofa Art Show was held in 1996 as a playful response to an unflattering depiction of Visalia’s local art scene as described by a local newspaper writer. Sofa Art Co-Founder Varian Mace, then an art instructor at College of the Sequoias, shared the article with her classes and challenged them to make some “real sofa art” in response. The resulting exhibition was a hit, to say the least, and has been an annual Visalia tradition ever since.
All artists, and, again, non-artists, are invited to submit their creations. Entry forms may be picked up at Arts Visalia or online at Artwork submissions must be delivered to Arts Visalia by Saturday, February 2nd. A dedicated artwork delivery session is scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd from Noon to 3pm.
For more information, contact Arts Visalia at (559) 739-0905 or